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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

208 Williams Hall
Tel: 330-672-2032

The Chemistry minor provides a solid background in chemistry and biochemistry, which can be individually tailored to complement major studies in other sciences, education and business.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  CHEM 30301 Inorganic Chemistry I 2
  Choose from the following groups: 10
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4)  
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II (4)  
KBS   10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
KBS   10960 Honors General Chemistry (5)  
KBS   10961 Honors General Chemistry (5)  
  Choose from the following groups: 4-6
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I (4)  
    30481 Organic Chemistry I (3)  
    30482 Organic Chemistry II (3)  
  Electives (with minor advisor approval): 7-9
  CHEM 20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II (2) 1  
    30050 Introduction to Materials Chemistry (2)  
    30105 Analytical Chemistry I (3)  
    30106 Analytical Chemistry II (2)  
    30107 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30108 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
    30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry (4) 2  
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
    40245 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine (4) 2  
    40247 Principles of Biochemistry (4) 2  
    40302 Inorganic Chemistry (2)  
    40555 Elementary Physical Chemistry (3) 3  
    40556 Elementary Physical Chemistry (3) 3,+  
    40567 Basic Concepts of Physical Chemistry (4) 3  
    40568 Elementary Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4  


1  Students who take CHEM 30481 and 30482 cannot take CHEM 20482.
2  Well-prepared students may substitute CHEM 40245 or 40247 for CHEM 30284. Students can only take one of these courses.
3  Students who take CHEM 40555 or 40556 may not take CHEM 40567.
4  Students may take CHEM 40568 only if they have taken CHEM 40555, 40556 or 40567 as a pre/corequisite.
+For physics majors taking the chemistry concentration.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required and a 2.000 GPA in chemistry.

Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F). For information on the major Residence Requirements please visit the University Residence Requirements policy.